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‘Big Brother’ Bigotry

For those of you who aren't addicted to crappy reality TV like I am, let me fill you in on what's been happening this season on Big Brother. The difference between Big Brother and the more successful The Real World … Read More

By / August 14, 2007

For those of you who aren't addicted to crappy reality TV like I am, let me fill you in on what's been happening this season on Big Brother.

The difference between Big Brother and the more successful The Real World franchise is that while both features people who are taped 24/7, The Real World is edited down into 22 half-hour episodes. With an online feed and a partnership deal with Showtime, Big Brother allows for neither editing nor downtime. That means that the show captures not only the mundane but the scandalous, and viewers tune in hoping to catch the good stuff.

This season has been rife with stupidity and intolerance. If you haven't been following the show closely, have no fear. One clever MySpacer came up with a handy diagram to show the prejudices of everyone on the show.

One particularly odious contestant, Amber, has made no secret of her dislike of Jews, saying that she can tell a Jew by their last name and they're all "selfish" and "greedy." You can see video of her antisemitic rant here, complete with audio feedback.

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